Basic Tracheostomy

Tracheostomy Essentials

What is tracheostomy?

Learn the basics of tracheostomy including timing and tracheostomy tube procedures​.

Complications of tracheostomy

Discover the short and long term complications of tracheostomy.

Articles and Perspectives



Tracheomalacia is a structural abnormality of the tracheal cartilage allowing collapse of its walls and airway

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Communication Tracheostomy

ALS and Tracheostomy

The decision for tracheostomy placement for a person with ALS is personal. Find out information on timing of tracheostomy, swallowing management and communication specific for ALS.

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Inhalation and exhalation with tracheostomy

Is Tracheostomy Permanent?

Whether the tracheostomy is permanent or temporary depends on the initial indication for tracheostomy. Sometimes during placement, it is difficult to predict the amount of time one will require a tracheostomy tube.

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